5 Cultural Things To Do In Summer 2021

Whether you’re a Londoner, taking a day trip before moving here or a new resident here’s our arty list of exciting ways to spend your summer in the city.

All Points East in the Neighbourhood 31 August -2 September

Free activities all week in Victoria Park near our Mile End campus including live music, free outdoor cinema, live music, live performances from Pan-Asian cabaret collective BITTEN PEACH and much more.

PLUS: We’ll be there at 2pm on Thursday 2nd September for a pop-up podcast recording with a surprise author guest.

Greenwich + Docklands International Festival 27 August-11 September

A feast of (mainly) free performance across east and south London including this spectacular ‘northern lights’ installation called Borealis and a promenade show at the Tudor surroundings of Charlton House by our very own Mojisola Adebayo. Be sure to book in advance for free and paid events.

Open House London 4 – 12 September

The doors are thrown open to London’s gorgeous, unusual and secret buildings at Open House London. Booking opens on 11 August at 12pm (midday) and it’s the perfect chance for locals to discover something new in your area or if you’re new to explore London.

Summer Reunion at Southbank Centre until end of August

Free summer weekenders curated by some cult icons including Shingai (pictured above) who’s showcasing Black talent, dance battles from Zoonation and bank holiday carnival vibes from Dennis Bovell’s Sound System Experience.

What Shall We Build Here 8-12 September

MISERY, Sad Girl Summer event 2020. Photo by Ella J Frost

What Shall We Build Here is a festival of art, climate and community at Artsadmin’s Toynbee Studios in Aldgate East, in parks and in your local supermarket. 

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